Second Try

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  1. jocose

    jocose TPF Noob!

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    OK, so for those following along, you will recall that I bought a roll of B&W film when I bought the battery for my bro-in-law's 35mm. The color shots I took were pretty bad, but it was way old film and it was f'in' cold and I was shaking. Anyway, most of these pics were taken the same day, so they, too, are shakey. The last two of Ella (that's the cat) were taken on a tripod.

    They aren't great either, but I do like the second flag pic.

    Anyway, here they are, and like before, comments are welcome.

    http://www.servatus.com/images/photoforum/35mm
     
  2. PlasticSpanner

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    Did you mean to put these in Off Topic? :lol: :thumbup:
     
  3. jocose

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    Yea. They aren't good enough for anywhere else...maybe the bloopers forum :lmao:
     
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    Hey, where're the usual suspects to tell me it was a valient effort...did the suck that bad? And I thought they were better than the color ones...oK, not by much, but still...
     
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    They're all horrible. I don't think I've ever seen worse pictures in my life. Actually, I was thinking originally that you should use them as beer coasters, but I don't know that I'd want to see any of them through a beer to tell you the truth. There's a chance it could be magnified and yellow.

    Now that you've read what the worst possible response could have been, here's what I really thought of them. :D I think the one with the person carrying the bag down the sidewalk is my favorite of the whole bunch. They are all very good with the exception of the shakey ones that you already noticed. Those will come in time. Your eye for photography is friggin awesome!!! Keep it up yo. ;)
     
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    I really like the lines that you've captured here, the curve of the stairs and the one in a garden really stood out to me. Keep at it. It's been a long time since I've shot film, I think you've inspired me to try once again!
     
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    i like em....especially the american flag one. But whya er they so blurry? is that from your hand shake?
     
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    Like the one with the street lamp. :D
    ...But they look a bit brown-tinted to me.
     
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    Yeah second flag is good! :thumbup:

    I also like the barred window too. Some nice patterns in there!:D :thumbup:

    With regards to the camera shake you just need to relax, control your breathing and forget everything else (even the cold!) & just concentrate on what's in the viewfinder!:D
     
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    I'll be one! :D I am so proud that you went and tried again (with fresh film!). :mrgreen:

    You did so much better, just like I thought you would. I like the big flag shot, and the light fixture. :thumbup: I agree with Hobbes, you have a really good eye, Jocose. With some people, developing that eye is half the battle!

    Nice work. And post 'em in the general gallery next time, will ya! :x
     
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    jocose TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the kind words. Yes the shake was cause I was shivering cuz it was friggin' cold. Also, I never realized that a 70-300mm lens could be so f'ing heavy.

    These will stay in the off topic until I am happy with my film shots. I'm still more interested in digital, but I feel that I can't definitively say that until I've tried my hand at film.

    My personal favs:

    • The woman walking down the road
    • The barred window (although I think if I do it again, I will do it head on)
    • The second flag shot
    • The second to last shot of Ella (isn't she just the cutest cat in the world?)

    I have another roll of color in the camera, and I think I will try a few more times, especially when the weather starts getting nicer.

    I also think that they are a tad over exposed. I was having a hard time getting the meter to 0, it was always one to the - or one to the +...any suggestions?

    BTW, Hobbes, it's always possible that beer condensation could IMPROVE them :lmao:
     
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    What camera are you using and does it have exposure compensation?
     

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